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18 May 2015

Landslides in Nepal and the impact of the SW Monsoon

In a paper (Petley et al. 2007), we looked at spatial and temporal patterns of landslides in Nepal. The results highlight the threat posed by the SW monsoon in the earthquake affected areas


12 May 2015

Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway – an unusual underwater landslide

Early on Sunday morning an interesting underwater landslide occurred in the town of Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway, closing the only highway linking northern Norway with the remainder of the country


2 May 2015

Gorkha Earthquake – the slowly emerging landslide picture

Bit by bit details are emerging of losses associated with landslides in the Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal. The overall picture remains very unclear though


30 April 2015

Upper Bhote Kosi: videos of the damage and rockfalls in northern Nepal

Bhuwan Sharma has posted a series of videos on his youtube channel showing rockfalls and building damage in the Upper Bhote Kosi valley in Nepal


29 April 2015

Landslides in Langtang during and after the Nepal earthquake

It is increasingly clear that landslides and avalanches have had a chilling impact in the Langtang area of Nepal during and after the Nepal earthquake


16 April 2015

Review of a paper:- The 2005 waste landslide at the Leuwigajah dumpsite in Indonesia

In a recent open access paper, Lavigne et al (2005) have investigated a catastrophic landslide at the Leuwigajah dumpsite Indonesia, which killed 143 people


15 April 2015

The Himara viaduct landslide in Sicily, Italy

A landslide last week damaged the Himara viaduct, part of the key A19 highway in Sicily. The landslide has triggered a big row over the use of funds earmarked for landslide mitigation


14 April 2015

Yeager Airport landslide: on the move again

Over the weekend the Yeager Airport landslide went through another significant movement event, driven by detachment of a block from the rear scarp and subsequent deformation of the debris pile


26 March 2015

Peru declares a state of emergency over landslides

Peru has declared a state of emergency in the aftermath of large debris flows in the Chosica region east of Lima that have left at least 8 people dead.


25 March 2015

The Abe Barek Landslide in Badakhshan, Afghanistan

In a new paper, Zhang et al. examine the May 2015 Abe Barek landslide in Afghanistan, finding that it was a loess failure on an existing landslide site


23 March 2015

Yeager Airport slope failure: deformation for two years prior to collapse

It is now clear that the Yeager Airport slope failure was preceded by two years of deformation, with some signs of an increase in rate with time


21 March 2015

Markovici: impressive drone footage of a large landslide in Montenegro

A large translational landslide at Markovici in Montenegro has destroyed an important road. A drone has been used to capture a video of the damage


19 March 2015

Klisura Monastery – a landslide that threatens a key heritage site

The medieval Klisura Monastery in Serbia is being threatened by a landslide.


13 March 2015

Yeager airport – a massive, damaging fill slope landslide

Over the last two days a massive and very spectacular landslide has developed in a reinforced slope at the end of the runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia


11 March 2015

Oso landslide: a new video five minutes after failure

A new video has emerged showing the aftermath of the Oso landslide a year ago. Shot by a passerby, it shows the site five minutes after the failure


10 March 2015

Review of a paper – the 27th February 2014 San Leo landslide in northern Italy

In a newly published paper, Lisa Borgatti and colleagues describe the February 2014 landslide that affected the historical town of San Leo in northern Italy, providing both a description of the event and a historical context. Landslides will be a major threat to this historical site in the coming decades


9 March 2015

Hpakant – another serious Jade Mine landslide in Burma

On Friday another major mining related landslide occurred at a jade mine near Hpakant in Burma, killing between 50 and 100 miners


7 March 2015

New video: an excavator hit by a self-induced rockfall

A video on Youtube shows an excavator triggering a rockfall that the strikes the machine. The operator had a lucky escape,


4 March 2015

Chitral and Humla – two new valley-blocking landslides in the high mountains of South Asia?

Reports emerged yesterday of two new valley-blocking landslides in the high mountains of South Asia, one in Humla, Nepal and one in Chitral, Pakistan


2 March 2015

Gazost: an impressive landslide in the Hautes-Pyrenees

On Friday an interesting and quite mobile landslide affected the village of Gazost in the Haute-Pyrenees region of France